Quality

Quality Resources and Data

PHCA monitors quality data and reports in the long-term and post acute care profession to keep members, policymakers, and the public informed about the advancements in quality care. Check back periodically for an overview of national and state data and trends and the quality initiatives of PHCA’s nearly 500 member centers statewide.

Quality Initiatives

US Department of Health and Human Services Report to Congress on SNF Value Based Purchasing

This report to congress (required by the Affordable Care Act) outlines the reasoning and recommendations for many of the quality measures that CMS is planning to tie to Medicare reimbursement for nursing facilities

Consumer Satisfaction Surveys

CMS 5-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

CMS 5-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) periodically makes changes to the system for rating homes. You can obtain Information on the current system in the following documents.

Five-Star Rating State-level Health Inspection Score Cut Points Tables for February 2015

Users should note that the cut points are re-calibrated each month so that the distribution of star ratings within States remains relatively constant over time.

February 2015

Pennsylvania Long Term Care Commission

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